I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals 

None for now

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 16.50 Year: 551.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
69.500.000.000.000.5070.00
Float Miles: 18.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 27.50Pace 2 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 5.50NB 769 3 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- 10 with Jason and Jim in 71 min.  Jason is a product-tester for Reebok and has been wearing a bright-orange vest recently, for which he receives an appropriate amount of grief.  

Float Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.500.000.000.000.0012.50

PM- Paris Mtn.  84 deg and sunny at the start, and I hadn't drunk enough all day.  Barry ran the first 4 with me, which was nice, then I did the death slog for the next 8 miles- it was one of those days where you feel like crap and can't run fast.  Very dehydrated.  Still, a nice trail run.  12.5 miles in 1:55 (see, I said I was slow), with 1800 ft elevation.

Somehow my Quantcast number has been skyrocketing- it jumped from low 100's to over 500 in one day.  I figure something is wrong with the counter, cause I did not suddenly become 5 times more interesting. 

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 5.5

PM- 6.5 more with Jim.  Warm and sunny out.  The GE employees at our location were doing the Alan Jackson "Good Time" line dance, like on the GE commercial.  They had professional cameras recording and even a local news helicopter.   

Pace 2 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

AM- 8

Lunch- and again, with anywhere from 1-4 guys.  Lunch runs are not far enough from morning runs to give full recovery, but they are still nice.  Plus I usually don't do any real long/hard runs at lunch. 

NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00Float Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.504.50

They had a team challenge obstacle course at work, so I did it during lunch.  Now my arms and shoulders are sore!  But it was a lot of fun.  Then some running.

Tomorrow is the Bad Creek 50k unofficial race.  I think 8 or 9 of us are running it.  I have to leave my house at 4:45 am- ugh.  And the weather predictions have gotten worse all week- now they are predicting a high around 45-50 deg and rain all day.  Should be fun and muddy. 

NB 769 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Today was the unofficial Bad Creek 50k- 9 people were running the Foothills trail from Bad Creek to Oconee, a 33 mile distance running mainly along the Chattooga River (where Deliverance was filmed) in the most mountainous part of the NC/SC border.  Dan Hartley wanted to put together the race, but couldn't get government permission so did a group training run.  It was my first time on the FHT.

The weather forecast deteriorated all week, and it ended up 45 deg and steady rain the whole time.  We started off and I found myself running near Dan, Doug, and Victor (a crazy Siberian who literally wore only shorts).  Is started raining as we left the cars, and never stopped.  I lent my jacket to someone, so wore a trashbag.  The first few miles were very slow as we climbed wood steps and steep mountain to the Whitewater Falls overlook (the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi).  I carried a backpack full of clothes, food, water filter, etc, and kept stopping to put on more layers.  The rest of the way was generally nice trail, almost all runnable, though I decided to stick with the other guys since I was so cold and new to the trail.  However, my shirts were soaked and I was freezing.  I generally enjoyed the run, though there were many vistas I couldn't see due to the clouds.  I ended up dropping at mile 15- continuing on while freezing cold and wet just didn't seem smart.  Too many bad memories for Poky, and from 3 weeks ago.  3 guys dropped with/before me, 3 continued on, and 2 more were MIA.

I will definitely return to the trail, hopefully often.  Seemed very nice, and I'm sure I would enjoy it more without cold rain.  I kept a running time- 15 miles in 3:22 (probably 2:50 actually running) with 4000 climb/3700 descent.   My 88 miles planned this week obviously ended up as 70, but I'll just up it a bit next week.

 3 guys rock scrambling near some falls (you can see shirtless Victor)

 

Whitewater Falls 

 

 

Fuel XC 3 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
69.500.000.000.000.5070.00
Float Miles: 18.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 27.50Pace 2 Miles: 6.50Pace 3 Miles: 5.50NB 769 3 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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